AUTHORITIES yesterday released two sketches of the woman who delivered a gift-wrapped box which contained grenades to a house in Parañaque City last year.
The package was later forwarded to the new house of Yvonne Chua in Taguig City on December 29. When she opened it, one of the grenades went off, killing her instantly.
Senior Supt. Federico Castro Jr., operations chief of the Southern Police District, described the woman as 4?11? in height, of slim build and between 20 and 25 years old.
?We released the sketch just now because we want to exhaust all means possible to hunt down the suspect,? he told reporters. ?We hope that the taxi driver would see this sketch and come forward to shed [light on] what he can recall when he drove the woman to Yvonne Chua?s house in Parañaque City.?
Castro, who is also the head of Task Group Mahogany which is spearheading the probe, said that the woman delivered the gift-wrapped bomb on December 28 to Chua?s former home in Passcor Subdivision.
Written on a card which came with it was Chua?s name and a message which said the gift was from her mother.
The following day, Chua?s driver picked up the package and took it to the victim?s new home in Taguig City.
Castro said the police had a sketch of the suspect as early as Dec. 30 based on the description given by the security guard who received the package in Parañaque.
However, they did not release the sketch to avoid jeopardizing their follow-up operations.
Yesterday, Castro presented two versions of the sketch, one done with a computer and the other by hand.
At the same time, he appealed to the taxi driver who brought the mystery woman to the victim?s house in Parañaque City to help in the investigation.
Castro, meanwhile, refused to say who was behind the bombing although authorities earlier said they were considering the victim?s husband, sibling and mother as suspects.
According to Castro, what was important right now was the capture of the mystery woman.
?This will... strengthen our findings as to who is behind this crime,? he said.